iPod classic won't turn on - the basics
First things first......
So, your iPod won’t turn on - you’ve pressed all the buttons 1, 2 ,3 times....nothing…...then pressed them again harder and harder…..still nothing! Sworn, shouted, panicked??
These points are the first things to try before having to do anything too technical (or throwing it in the bin!).
Check the hold switch
First, make sure the hold switch is not on. This can be found on top of the ipod. If it is on then there will be an orange part showing. This means that the lock is on and any button can be pressed but nothing will happen - handy if it’s in a case/pocket/bag but not if you’re desperatley trying to turn it on! If it is on (orange) just slide it across and press any button to turn it on. Even if it is in the off position try toggling it from off to on then off.
Sometimes just connecting your iPod to the computer will wake it up.
Check the battery
Is the battery charged? If the battery is too low to turn it on a ‘low battery’ screen will show for 3 seconds - go plug it in! it may take a little while before you can turn it on to be used, about 30mins. So, leave it off and charge it for about an hour. The battery can sometimes drain if it hasn’t been used for a while.
Drain the battery
Try letting the battery drain right down. Leave it alone for about 24hrs, then plug it in to charge, again it may take 30 minutes of charge to get going.
If none of the above work, don’t panic, there are still plenty of things to try.
Have a look at the next article for more tips ........